IT’S CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY!  WHO WILL WIN BIG?  
Best route to the races:   As a reminder, if you are coming from St. Louis, please take the I-70 Stan Musial Veteran’s Memorial Bridge.  It’s the easiest route to Gateway Motorsports Park.    Keep in mind that there are some other events starting a little later today in the downtown area but they shouldn’t affect your drive.  Come early and experience everything that takes place on raceday.
There’s lots to do before the show:  The SealMaster Track Walk will take place at 9:40 a.m.  This is your chance to walk on the FASTEST FUNNY CAR TRACK IN THE WORLD!  Plus, all of your favorite drivers will be making appearances on the midway.
Opening ceremonies begin at 10:15 a.m.:  BE THERE for driver introductions, special awards and find out what’s new and exciting for the COUNTDOWN FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP.
National Anthem at 10:58 a.m.:  Warner Brothers recording artist William Michael Morgan will perform the National Anthem.  Come out early to hear this incredible talent thanks to our friends at 93.7 FM The Bull.
BE IN YOUR SEATS AT 11 A.M.:   FIRST ROUND ELIMINATIONS – Let’s show the NATIONAL TELEVISION AUDIENCE that St. Louis and Illinois fans love racing.  When the first burnout begins we want you on your feet, waving your hats and cheering them on!
Approximate end time today is 3:55 p.m. – It’s an action-packed show with 4 rounds of pro eliminations and 2 rounds of sportsman eliminations.  There’s something to see and do all day long.
Please join us for victory lane awards – FANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN IN ON THE PARTY!  Don’t flee when the races end, head to victory lane and meet the stars of today’s race.  NHRA Drag Racing is all about the fans…take part in the celebration.
A few reminders;  Bring earplugs, a camera and get ready for a great time.  If you have friends who are doing other things in the area…tell them that rumble they feel and that loud thunder they hear is just you and your friends playing with 330 mph rockets!
THANK YOU ST. LOUIS AREA RACE FANS!  WE’RE WORKING HARD TO BRING BIG EVENTS TO OUR AREA!  THE AAA INSURANCE NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS ARE HERE TO STAY!